Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Archive for June 2014

The Difficulty of Forgiveness

June 25, 2014

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15) Why is forgiveness so difficult? It might be because we often think of forgiveness as a word. We say “I forgive you” and […]

What Kind of Person Do You Want to Become?

June 22, 2014

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Cor. […]

The Beauty of the Gospel

June 17, 2014

We are accustom to reading the Bible as truth, which it is, but if truth is the only thing we see then we are missing much of what the Bible has to offer. The Bible is also full of beauty. It reflects the glory we find in Jesus. To miss the beauty of Scripture is […]

Slow Church

June 16, 2014

Chris Smith and John Pattinson want to start a revolution, a slow church revolution, and I hope they succeed. What is slow church? A slow church is one that seeks to follow in the Way of Jesus day by day, even when doing so seems inconvenient or even impossible. A key part of our slowing […]

Dangerous Feelings

June 9, 2014

One of the first stories we find within the pages of scripture is a story about the dangers of anger. It is the story of Cain and Abel. This is the first of several stories within the book of Genesis about the conflict between brothers. Each of these stories highlights something different. The story of […]

Musings

June 6, 2014

Compadres Blog Tour I am part of a Facebook group called Compadres and this summer we are doing a blog tour. Each week a few of us will post on something from the life of Jesus. I will post the links here so you can follow along. Jeremy Schopper is the first one to post. […]

The Spiritual Discipline of Secrecy

June 3, 2014

Here is a sermon on the spiritual discipline of secrecy and the importance of prayer based on Matthew 6:1-18.

Esau’s Doom

June 2, 2014

Popular commentaries on the Bible are not always the most fun things to read. Sometimes authors ignore the text completely and go off in a direction that is far from the book they are supposed to be discussing. Other times you might find an author who is more interested in proof texting and discussing his […]

The Power of Love

June 1, 2014

How do you define love? It might depend on who you ask. What kind of love are we talking about? Are we talking about the kind you read about in the latest Nicholas Sparks’ novel? Are we talking about that scene in your favorite romantic comedy that makes you feel all warm inside, or are […]